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2019 Annual Meeting

Save the Date! The NER SCCA 2019 Annual meeting will be held on Saturday, January 5th at the Radisson Hotel Nashua, New Hampshire. 2019 is the 75th anniversary of the founding of the SCCA right here in New England. Please join us to start this special year of celebration! Tentative schedule of events: Saturday, 1/5/2019 8:00 am – noon:  Racing, Solo, Rally Meetings Noon – 1:30 pm: Worker Awards Luncheon (returning after a two year hiatus) 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm: NER/SCCA Annual meeting with election of Board of Directors 3:30 – 5:00 pm: NER/SCCA Town Hall 5:00pm – 6:00 pm: BOD Executive Meeting 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Happy hour 6:30 pm: Annual Awards banquet Rooms can be reserved at the discounted rate of $110/night by calling the Radisson at (603) 888-9970 and mentioning the New England Region SCCA Annual Meeting.

By |2018-09-17T16:10:27-04:00September 17th, 2018|Events|

SCCA RallyCrossers — Will Work for Fun

Words and photo by Greggar Helgeland SCCA® RallyCross® brings people together for the thrills of competition, but that’s only part of the fun. Between racing sessions, RallyCross participants are required to “work.” That term, however, is used very loosely. RallyCross operates in what is referred to as a “run-work” format, similar to that used by the SCCA Solo program. A day of RallyCross is split in two with half the day devoted to racing and half to work. Providing this labor is what makes RallyCross self-supported and means organizers don’t have to hire course marshals. This is what keeps RallyCross affordable. Because most of the work is performed on the race course and in groups, it also provides several other benefits. Working out on course is when you experience a significant social aspect of the sport. You’ll find yourself working with like-minded people that live life to the fullest. After all, this is how they got into racing. While people say opposites attract, you’ll find the racing mindset makes for fast friendships that last a lifetime. You’ll be working alongside competitors, many of which are seasoned RallyCross racers. This is your chance to ask them [...]

By |2018-09-13T13:30:44-04:00September 13th, 2018|Rally|

It’s Official: Tire Rack SCCA Solo Nationals Resets Record

  TOPEKA, Kan. (September 12, 2018) – This year’s 46th running of the Tire Rack SCCA® Solo® Nationals has indeed reset the event record for number of participants to cross the start line on one of two courses constructed Sept. 4-7 at Lincoln AirPark in Nebraska. The Sports Car Club of America® record book will show that 1,375 drivers participated in the 2018 Solo Nationals, beating the previous record set in 2017 by 58 competitors. And of those 1,375 drivers, nearly 240 were first-time competitors at the year-end competition. After a week of rain and shine, including one day that delivered a record-breaking 2.15 inches of rain to Lincoln, a total of 76 winners were crowned across as many car classes. There were 43 class winners named after the first half of the four-day event, and an additional 33 identified by end of competition Friday. Howard Duncan, SCCA Rally/Solo Senior Director, said that list of winners includes 25 first-time champions. “I’ve been involved with the Solo Nationals for 34 years, and each one is slightly unique. As an example, this year we raised the entry cap to 1,400 drivers and rapidly reached that cap,” Duncan said. “Of course, there is [...]

By |2018-09-13T13:30:54-04:00September 13th, 2018|Autocross|

RESULTS: 2018 RAL-Pig Roast @ Palmer Motorsports Park

Official results from all Qualifying and Race events from this weekend are now available. Select your race group, then view or download the final Timing and Scoring results as PDF files. NEW TRACK RECORDS There were quite a few new track records set this weekend. Please congratulate the following drivers on raising the bar and bringing the speed last weekend! FV: Nicholas Galuardi - 1:48.678 ITA: Stephen Pope - 1:49.390 ITB: Nat Wentworth - 1:51.964 ITE: Glenn Kurkjian - 1:41.737 SRF3: Steve Introne - 1:42.560 SM: Ralle Rookey - 1:49.038 T1: Mark Ketenci - 1:42.466 T2: Darius Trinka - 1:42.482 T3: Jared Lendrum - 1:49.590 Photos By: James Ray and Frank Baker Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Qualifying Race 1 Race 2 Race 3

By |2018-09-12T18:18:30-04:00September 12th, 2018|Road Racing, Road Racing Results|

2018 SOLO NATIONALS

Live Timing SCCA Official Facebook Updates Solo Matters Facebook Updates Almost 1400 competitors hit the Concrete Beach this week in Lincoln, Nebraska for the 2018 Solo Nationals. Follow all the action, news, highlights, and updates on the racing and how our 64 New England Region drivers are faring as they battle it out in the Game of Cones. NER Competitor Updates NER Friday Trophy Winners NER drivers added more trophies to their collection at Solo Nationals Friday evening. Here are a few of the added podium winners! 2018 Solo Nationals Championship ESPL: Becca Nell EP: Ryan Field Podium Finishes ESP: PJ Corralles - 2nd Place, Brian Mancuso - 3rd place ESP:  Jojo Corrales-Kean - 2nd Place EP: Justin Chen - 3rd Place HS: Nik Finn - 3rd Place The complete list of Solo Nationals Results can be found here. Keith Casey and Brian Levesque representing NER in the SSC class. Bob Barone: Dick Berger Perseverance Award The Dick Berger Perseverance Award went to Bob Barone from the New England Region. The award recognizes someone each year who is undaunted by limited success [...]

By |2018-09-13T15:04:49-04:00September 4th, 2018|Autocross, Featured|